With the craziness of back-to-school, I inevitably pull out my slow-cooker to make life a little less hectic during weeknights. This slow-cooker recipe is one of my new favorites. The citrusy marinade combined with flavorful spices of cumin, oregano and garlic make this seasoned pork so tasty. These sandwiches come together under the broiler with layers of pork, ham, and swiss cheese. Top with pickles, mustard, and hot sauce and you have and a great weeknight meal for your family.Print
- 3 to 3 1/2-pound boneless pork roast or pork tenderloin
- 2 Tbls. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbls. kosher salt
- 1 Tbls. ground cumin
- 1 Tbls. dried oregano
- 1 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp.crushed red pepper
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1 package of hoagie rolls
- Yellow mustard
- hot sauce
- 1 package of sliced Swiss cheese
- 1 pound tavern ham, thinly sliced
- 1 cup dill pickle slices
- Mix the oil, salt, cumin, oregano, black pepper, red pepper, garlic, lime juice, and orange juice in a small bowl. Make slits in the pork with a paring knife and rub liberally all over with the oil mixture. Place the pork in a slow cooker and top with the remaining juices from the bowl. Cover and cook on low until tender, 6-8 hours or on high 4-6 hours.
- Remove from the slow cooker and let cool slightly. Shred the pork into thick chunks with 2 forks. Set the pork back in the slow-cooker and keep warm in the cooking liquid.
- Set oven to broil.
- Slice the hoagie roll open. Layer pork on the bottom, followed by ham and the swiss cheese. Place sandwiches on cookie sheet and broil just until cheese is melted. Layer pickles, mustard, and hot sauce over the sandwich and serve immediately.